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    Homemade Pumpkin Muffins

      The harvest season is upon us and one of the most popular ingredients this month is pumpkin! Whether you enjoy pumpkin in your latte, your baked goods or in your main course, the options are endless. However, today our focus is on delicious, easy to make pumpkin muffins that won’t take long to create. Not only can you whip these treats up right before guests arrive, they freeze well if you prefer to save and store them for later in the year. Check out the post below to learn how to make homemade pumpkin muffins:   Ingredients Needed: 3 Eggs 1 Cup Of Olive Oil 1 Can Of Puree…

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    Homemade Caramel Apples

    Do you have a favorite Fall treat? The options are endless between warm apple cider, homemade kettle corn or even a warm fall dinner dish. But when you’re craving a Fall dessert, why not consider making a classic favorite that the whole family will love? We’re talking about homemade, delicious dipped caramel apples just like you would find at your local fair or carnival.  Not only are these fun treats easy to make, you can get the whole family involved and enjoy the results together. Check out the recipe below for homemade caramel apples: Ingredients: 6-8 Apples (Depending on how many servings are needed) Pre-Packaged Caramel’s 2 Tablespoons Of Milk Lollipop Sticks Baking Tray…

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    Homemade Apple Cider

    Can you believe that we have already arrived at the first day of Fall? The Summer seems to go by faster every single year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t welcome fall with open arms. One of the downsides of the Autumn months is that the temperatures outside start to drop. But luckily, there are a few ways to beat the cold and stay warm this Fall. One way is to cozy up with the flickering flame of your Valor Fireplace. Not only can you control the flame and temperature with a quick press of the remote, you will feel radiant heat flowing through your home before you know it.…

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    How To Make Caramelized Bacon

      Bacon is usually a popular favorite in almost any crowd. Whether you like your bacon over salads, with a side of eggs or just on its own, it’s extremely versatile and can be used in almost any recipe. But what if you want to keep your bacon just as it is with a little yummy twist? Well, you’re in luck as caramelized bacon couldn’t be easier to whip up and can make a great addition to breakfast, lunch or dinner. Check out the recipe below to learn how to make delicious caramelized bacon:   Ingredients: 1 1/4 Brown Sugar (Packed down) Bacon Cinnamon (If preferred) Instructions: Start by preheating your oven…

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    Homemade Apple Chips

    As the early signs of fall start creeping in, you might find yourself bundling up in a jacket and heading for the warmth of your Valor Fireplace. But what about snacks for the Fall season? Well, apples are one of the best fruits to use and eat over the next few months as they start to reach the peak in the season. So what better way to celebrate fall than to use up your apple supply by making delicious and easy baked apple chips. Read below to learn how to make your own chips and impress your friends and family at your next get together:   Ingredients Needed: 2-6 Apples (depending…

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    Homemade Soft Pretzels

      There is nothing better than the smell of a freshly baked good, baking away in the oven. Not only will your house smell amazing through the process, you’ll also be able to serve and share your hard work to your family and friends. On that note, we are talking about making homemade soft pretzels right in your own kitchen! These taste just like the ones your can get at your local fair or baseball game, without the cost and you’ll get to put your own signature twist on them. Check out the recipe below to learn how to make fresh, homemade soft pretzels: Ingredients Needed: 1 1/3 of Warm…

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    Homemade Garlic Butter

      Garlic is a very popular ingredient that you can find in almost any restaurant or house-hold. It can be used for cooking in the kitchen, around the home and even in medical remedies! But what we love to use it for is simple, rich and creamy garlic butter. Not only does this recipe add a little kick to everyday butter, you can use this in almost any way you want from frying up your favorite meal to spreading it on bread.  Check out the delicious recipe below to learn how to make your own homemade garlic butter! Ingredients Needed: 1 Cup Of Butter (Unsalted is best) 1 Tablespoon Of…

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    Decadent Chocolate Chip Dip

    If your looking for a delicious and decadent treat to serve at your next party or gathering, look no further! This dessert is not only a fun twist on a standard baked good, it will transport you back to the times when mom made cookies and all you wanted was a little taste of uncooked cookie dough. That’s right, we are talking about creating a decadent chocolate chip cookie dough dip that is served with a dipping companion of your choice, or you can eat it just as it is! However, we do suggest trying to serve this dip with pretzels, ginger snaps or even graham crackers as it will…

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    Homemade, 2 Ingredient Ice Cream

    When the sun is shining bright and the temperatures are breaking records, it’s important to keep ourselves cool! A great way to do that is to make your own ice cold treats that the whole family can enjoy. Ice cream is a fan favorite treat that almost everyone loves, so why not create your own ice cream at home? Not only is it super easy, it will only call for a few basic ingredients and hardly any effort! Check out the recipe below to learn how to make your own homemade, 2 ingredient ice cream: Ingredients Needed: Frozen Bananas Peanut Butter (Or a similar alternative) Optional Ingredients: Chocolate Chips Frozen…

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    No Campfire S’mores

      There is nothing better than sitting around a warm, crackling fire on a cool summer’s night. But unless you have an outdoor fireplace like the Valor L1 Outdoor Linear Series, you may only get the campfire experience when you go camping or on a summer vacation. But that doesn’t mean you have to go without the traditional snacks found around a campfire, such as s’mores! These tasty, outdoor treats can be made either in your home or out on the BBQ and they’ll taste just like they do when you roast them over a campfire. Check out the recipe below to learn how to make your own no campfire s’mores: Ingredients…